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Chemical Reviews Will Ensure Worker Safety, EPA Toxics Head Says

July 7, 2021, 10:01 AM

Revisiting the Trump administration’s health and safety risk conclusions for 10 toxic chemicals will still give industries information they need and let them prove that they’re protecting workers, the EPA’s top chemicals official told Bloomberg Law.

The Environmental Protection Agency set off a flurry of questions and concerns on June 30 when it announced four new policies to review the first round of chemical analyses that were performed under the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Biden administration is concerned the Trump administration’s policies to examine chemicals’ risks led to conclusions that ignored too many ways ...